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🔗National Park Service-African American Travel Guides Research Intern – 800 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Atlanta, GA (Remote)
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Park History Program (Region 2- South Atlantic-Gulf Region)
  • Job Reference #: 4060d
  • Job Qualifications:

    The internship is appropriate for a graduate or advanced undergraduate majoring in history, historic preservation, American studies, African American Studies, or a related discipline. African American and/or U.S. civil rights history background/knowledge preferred.

    This position is very research and writing focused and, as such, applicants should be self-motivated and able to operate independently with minimal direct oversite/task direction.

    Additional qualifications:

    ·      Experience undertaking independent detailed research, especially with digital collections.

    ·      Excellent writing and communication skills.

    ·      Strong organizational skills.

    ·      Operation of basic office word processing programs, spreadsheets and editing software.

    ·      Proficiency with ArcGIS Storymaps.




  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and follow the instructions to apply online.

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO)
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Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

Under the direction of the National Park Service (NPS) Region 2 Civil Rights Historian, the intern will serve as the principal investigator for an historical research project that examines the NPS’s presence in African American travel guides. The intern will conduct research in the New York Public Library’s (NYPL) digital collections of African American travel guides, which includes the Green Book (1937-1967), Travelguide (1947-1957), and the Go: Guide to Pleasant Motoring (1952-1959). Research will include collecting and analyzing what information about the NPS appears in these guides, including a survey of which NPS units are listed and when. The project will also involve researching the various accommodations in gateway communities that were advertised as welcoming African American patronage.

Using the lens of race and travel, the project seeks to better understand the visitor experience of African Americans at national parks.  It is a component of a larger Special History Study to better understand the nature of African Americans’ engagement with the NPS.

Specific duties include, but may not be limited to:

·       Systematic collection and organization of historical data.

·       Identification and research of specific sites and resources associated with African American visitation at NPS units.

·       Geographical and chronological mapping of relevant sites.

·       Presentation of findings in both written and oral communications.

This will be an entirely remote internship. No funds will be provided for housing and/or travel stipend.

This position is part of the Internship Program administered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) and funded by the African American Civil Rights Network (AACRN). The internshiip program is a partnership between the National Park Service and NCPE. Eligibility requirements apply; visit for details and instructions on how to submit your application.

Qualified NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate.  Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Visit the website listed above for details about this benefit. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee Federal employment.